St Mary's Hall
ABURROW and TREEBY: Project Architect
St Mary's Church Building and Hall in Hoek Street was considered the most ambitious of large church constructions which coincided with the upswing in the Johannesburg's economy. The original plans were for a huge complex comprising a church with a tall steeple and large hall but There was simply not enough money to complete the whole project and only the hall was built in 1905. It was demolished in 1933.
Scanned photographs from The Transvaal and its Mines, by L.V. Praagh, pages 51; 52, publ circa 1906, sent to us by William MARTINSON.
(Academy Architecture 1905:10,11; AB&E Oct 1933:41-2)
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